Well we’re just about a week removed from our press gathering concerning the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Stop and the logo that came with it and we wanted to revisit the All-Star Stop logo and what made it come to life. It was the first in a frenzy of logos and new team marks that have been unveiled around MiLB over the last week and a half with one of those rebranding efforts occurring in our own league, which we’ll get to later in this post.
2014 All-Star Stop Logo
Step 1 – The Metal
As a staff we really wanted the final product of the logo to have a rustic, gritty, railroad-style sign feel to it so we needed to first go get some pictures of some rustic metal that we could layer and texture the final product of the logo with. So with that in mind, the first stop was to Danny’s Metals in Altoona, where Bill Bettwy and John Foreman were able to get some nice shots that would work perfect once we had the shape and text of the logo in place.
Step 2 – The Logo Framework
It was Bettwy who came up with the first layout of the design of the All-Star logo incorporating the Keystone found in the our main logo. As you can see, the frameworks was created but a few modifications were made between the first and ending product.
A second version of the logo brought a little more grunge with it….
From there, Foreman went to work and came up with the logo that you see at the top of this post . It’s pretty cool to see the logo without the rust layers (left) and masks applied (right) and with them in place.
So there you have it — the story of our 2014 All-Star Stop logo. We’d also like to thank Prime Sirloin Buffet in Duncansville for catering our All-Star Stop presser event last week. For more information on Prime Sirloin, you can visit them online here: http://primesirloinbuffet.com/.
Winter Ball Highlights
Most of the winter leagues are now in full swing as the end of the month of October approaches later this week. In the Arizona Fall League, 2013 Curve SS Alen Hanson will be participating in this Saturday night’s Fall Stars Game, which will take place at 5 p.m. MT and 7 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.
In the Dominican Winter League, 2013 Curve OF Gregory Polanco has hit safely in each of his first nine games for the Leones del Escogido. In those nine games, Polanco is crushing the ball, hitting .389 (14-for-36) with five doubles, three homers and eight RBI.
Over in the Venezuelan Winter League, Curve RHP David Bromberg, who finished among the Top-10 in the Eastern League in ERA in 2013, has gone 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA in three starts for Navegantes del Magallanes.
At the time of this post, 15 former Curve players are playing winter ball. For a full list of the players and their stats so far, click the link below.
Holiday Bazaar Vendor Spots Available Now
Our second Holiday Bazaar will be coming up at the ballpark on Saturday, December 7 and we had close to 100 vendors on hand for last year’s inaugural event. Those that are interested in vendor spots for this year’s rendition can rent a 6′ table for $15 (limited availability) or an 8′ table for $20. If you would like electricity run to your table, add an extra $5 to your rental space. Vendors keep all the money from their sold items.
For more information and a Vendor Form, please click the link below:
Holiday Bazaar 2013 Vendor Form
Quack, Quack, Quack
Fans coming to Peoples Natural Gas Field May 7-9 will be some of the first fans in the Eastern League to get a look at the newest team in the league….the Akron RubberDucks. That’s right, formerly known as the Akron Aeros, the RubberDucks logo set was unveiled today and will be live and in color in Curve, Pa. during the opening homestand for the 2014 season. For those that didn’t get a look, here’s the new main logo.
Me personally, I’m pretty sure I’ll be going with “Canal Pond” instead of “Canal Park” from here on out when we visit The Rubber City, which would be April 25 for the first time in 2014.
Well, that’s a pretty good wrap for the last blog of October. See ya in November…